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Kickapoo State Recreation Area

10906 Kickapoo Park Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858-6229
+1 217-442-4915
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Tons to do for little-or-no money

This place is amazing. Lots of ponds that were created following a large mining operation. Good for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Park

Nice park with lots of ponds. Some trails and decent scenery. Not the most beautiful place in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Danville, Illinois
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A ravaged strip-mine site was converted into a densely forested state park.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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10906 Kickapoo Park Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858-6229
+1 217-442-4915
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. Lots of ponds that were created following a large mining operation. Good for fishing, a river for swimming/floating, parks for kids, hikes, and a very nice campsite. You won't run out of things to do here. Campsites are available for RVs...More

Thank Robw04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park with lots of ponds. Some trails and decent scenery. Not the most beautiful place in the country, but it is nice.

Thank winks1996
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a beautiful place. There are 22 deep ponds/lakes here and 2 rivers, so if you like to fish, this is the place to do it. There are also 2 campgrounds here, if you like to camp (but, there are no 'waterside' campsites that...More

Thank Kat H
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The area had been stripped mined and then reverted to nature. There are horse trails and mountain bike trails and hiking trails. There are ponds for kayaks and canoes. and a lovely campground. This is a small state park and easy to get around. 10...More

Thank janecS1001XO
Reviewed 24 October 2016

did some hiking on the trails about a week ago. they are fairly well maintained but could use better markings. not many people out in the fall which makes it even better for visiting. very pretty and peaceful. would recommend this place to anyone

Thank tom r
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We camped in the tent camping area that had the ancient out houses. That is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. I don't mind pit toilets but these were awful. I prefer the newer, larger cinder block ones. It was the last...More

4  Thank C P
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Somehow we didn't notice that interstate 74 goes through the park less than a mile from the campgrounds. We noticed the noise when selecting a site in tent campground (noise could be heard in all 3 campgrounds) but thought it wasn't too bad. We hoped...More

Thank a_traveler_too
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Went the weekend after labor day. Plenty of camping spots for tent camping. In the area we were there were only about 4 or 5 other campers. So not crowded at all. They have primitive camping as well, but its right off the dirt road...More

Thank Dylan B
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The sites are kept up, the place is really beautiful. There are a lot of different trails to check out. I would definitely come back to the area. We were here one night so we didn't get to see everything.

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for a couple or the whole family. The fishing looked great, tubing was very reasonable. Large area with many lakes.

Thank Chrissy B
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Lori S
21 September 2017|
Response from Robw04 | Reviewed this property |
There are not. Kickappo State Park offers a number of campsites, both tent and RV, but they do not have existing structures for rent.
Lisa W
25 June 2017|
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Response from janecS1001XO | Reviewed this property |
AllSource Rental. Oakwood Illinois 217 446 4556... I did not see camping on their website , but they know other venders, they are just down the road from Kickapoo. btw I used to work on Roselle Rd, in Shaumburg.
Cindy L
31 May 2017|
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Response from ispeakthetruth1 |
Kickapoo adventures! Very poor customer service and the driver was going 78 in a 55 MPH zone. Very scary.